List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA DEP Study Shows Fracking Poses Minimal Radiation Risk

01.16.15 |

While the study outlines recommendations for further review, it concluded there is little potential for harm to workers or the public from radiation exposure due to oil and gas development. In January 2013, at the direction of Gov. Tom Corbett, DEP ...

New Findings Question NCAA's Sanctions for Penn State

01.16.15 |

In court documents filed Thursday in the Paterno lawsuit, former NCAA Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray admitted he never read the Freeh report, the entire basis for the NCAA sanctions against Penn State, before fining them $60 million and ...

PA Companies Urged to Swich to Natural Gas

01.15.15 |

Pennsylvania has awarded $7.3 million in funding to 18 companies, organizations and partnerships making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. For this third round of the program, the Department of Environmental Protection ...

PA Attorney General Kane Wishes to Finish Term

01.15.15 |

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she's not backing down and fully intends to serve the rest of her term amid a report that a grand jury investigating press leaks recommended charges against her. The Democrat told reporters outside a Farm ...

PA Court Dismisses Fracking Lawsuit

01.14.15 |

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) to declare unconstitutional and enjoin natural gas extraction from State park and forest land. The group also sought to ...

Governor-Elect Wolf Announces More Cabinet Members

01.14.15 |

Randy Albright, who has served as the Democrats' executive director of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee since 2009, is Governor-elect Tom Wolf's pick to be secretary of the Office of the Budget. Wolf also named Russell Redding of ...

PA Lawmaker Pushes for Drug Tests for State Politicians

01.13.15 |

Legislation proposed by state Representative John Lawrence, would require candidates for state-level elected office to be subjected to a drug test. This would mean drug screenings for candidates for state representative, state senator, governor, ...

PennDOT to Rebuild Bridges Across the Commonwealth

01.13.15 |

PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch announced Monday that a public-private partnership to replace 558 bridges across the state has been finalized.Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, a team of financing, engineering and construction firms, will replace the ...

State Employees Off Work for Gubernatorial Inauguration

01.12.15 |

State employees in Harrisburg have off January 20th in order to reduce the amount of traffic and to free up parking spaces for the thousands of people expected to attend Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's inauguration.A spokesman for Governor Tom ...

Lawmakers Push to Legalize Marijuana

01.12.15 |

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers plan to reintroduce legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the state. State Representatives Jim Cox and Ed Gainey said their bill is identical to a proposal that passed the Senate 43-7 in September, but never ...

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